São Paulo, December 2018 – Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, has entered into a strategic business partnership with Quimtia S.A. in the Southern region of Brazil.
The strategic partnership provides exclusivity to Quimtia S.A. to distribute Nalco Water chemistries for the paper and cellulose markets, excluding the cellulose processing sector, in Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. The arrangement is expected to expand Nalco Water’s Paper and Cellulose business in those states, leveraging Quimtia’s broad logistics network in the region.
“Nalco Water has a 40-year relationship with Quimtia to help serve customers in Argentina, Colombia and Peru. We will now utilize their expertise to help us meet customer needs for our paper and water treatment chemistries,” says João Teodoro Frutuoso, head of Nalco Water’s Paper and Cellulose business in South America.
“Quimtia has been operating in Brazil for more than 40 years and is well-known in the animal feed sector. This partnership gives us the opportunity to further expand our sales of high-value-added chemistries, and underscores our confidence in the growth potential of the southern region of Brazil and the recovery of the economy,” explains Anderson Andrade da Veiga, Country Director of Quimtia S.A.
Nalco Water is an Ecolab company. A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $14 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit https://en-br.ecolab.com/
About Quimtia S.A
Quimtia is a company operating in the chemical distribution market for Latin America. It has subsidiaries in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Chile and Argentina. Furthermore, a trading office in Hong Kong enhances its global purchasing power. Quimtia has creatively developed a broad product, service and knowledge portfolio, which generates value for its customers, represented companies and the people who are part of them. Quimtia is an agile organization focused on action, with an important local focus on understanding and meeting the needs of its customers.
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